A MAN stabbed his girlfriend who was pregnant with their child, then returned to the scene and told police, “I know what I did.”
Michael Burciaga, 33, appeared before a federal judge on Friday and was charged with second-degree murder for the crime in Nixon, Nevada.
Police were dispatched to a home off Tule Street just after midnight on Tuesday, according to court documents obtained by News 4.
The officers arrived to find three children in the front room of the house who said their mother, Amanda Davis, 37, had been stabbed.
Davis lay face down in the master bedroom and authorities tried to help her but she died at the scene.
Not long after medical personnel arrived, her three children yelled, “He’s back, he’s back!”
Police moved the kids to the kitchen and found Burciaga outside the house.
Burciaga told police: "I know what I did. That's why I came back.”
The suspect had a cut on his hand and as police treated it, he said, “I already know what happened, and I know what I did, which is why I slit my wrist."
Burciaga was transported to a nearby hospital and on the way there, he told officers that Davis was pregnant with his baby.
Davis tried to fight off her boyfriend but was unable to, documents showed.
Burciaga was booked into the Washoe County Jail on Thursday.
A jury trial for Burciaga is scheduled for Feb. 22 and if convicted, he could be handed a life sentence in prison.
Davis was a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
On Thursday, the tribe released a statement expressing condolences to the Davis family.
The tribe also revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into the crime.
“I am now addressing the safety concern within the communities,” the tribe’s chairman Anthony Sampson Sr wrote.
“The individual involved is in custody, and there is no threat to the community.”
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